When we sing,
we change who we are.
When we change who we are,
we change the world.

 

Greetings to all!

As this most extraordinary year comes to an end, I sit and reflect on the multitude of events that impacted all of us as a group over the past nine months. Just when we thought we were up and running again after the winter hiatus, we were forced to shut down again for COVID-19. In addition to the pandemic, challenges within our local area and across our country have raised uncertainties and at the same time filled us with hope. 2020 has certainly not been the year we expected it to be. In one way or another, we all have been affected by situations completely beyond our control. We learned firsthand that singing remotely is a lot harder than it looks on social media!!! Sadly, we said goodbye to our beloved chorus staff. We have lost our ability to communicate directly with each other on a continual basis through rehearsals. And yet, we have endured in our commitment to this organization to stay connected and, in many cases, to maintain relationships with fellow choristers. The people who have stepped up to help us develop programs to stay in touch in 2021, those who offered to collect music, our dedicated librarians who continue to sort and track music as it is received. The candor with which many of you have shared your thoughts, opinions and suggestions, and the support of the Board is so appreciated by each and every trustee.

While I don't have a crystal ball that can foretell how 2021 will play out, I am so grateful for all of the people who continue to be enthusiastic over the prospect of gathering together again to raise our voices in song. And I look forward to the day when we can announce that we are reopening our doors, our hearts and our throats so that we can continue our mission.

On behalf of the board of trustees at Midcoast Community Chorus, I want to wish you a peaceful end to this year and the hope of a new year filled with laughter, joy and a bright spirit.

Cheers!

Carole

Since there are few in-person concerts to attend this season, we’re sharing a list of events that you may want to check out over the next few weeks. Some are free; others are ticketed performances. Check early as some concerts may have limits on the number of virtual attendees allowed to "attend".

Events: December 11-13

National Lutheran Choir: For the Healing of the World — Dec. 11

Atlanta Master Chorale: Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale — Dec. 11

Siskiyou Singers: "Where There Is Love" — Dec. 11

Cantus: Lessons and Carols for Our Time — Dec. 11–13; 18–20

Te Deum: Peace & Joy — Dec. 11 & 14

Chicago Chamber Choir: Holiday Cabaret — Dec. 12

Sonoran Desert Chorale: Home for the Holidays — Dec. 12

Boston Gay Men's Chorus: Home for the Holidays — Dec. 12

Choral Arts Society of Washington: 40th Annual Holiday Gala & Silent Auction — Dec. 12

Peninsula Women's Chorus: Singing a Path to Dawn (A Radio Play) — Dec. 12

Seattle Pro Musica: Comfort and Joy — Dec. 12–13

Santa Fe Desert Chorale: Home for the Holidays — Dec. 12–25

Down East Singers — A Holiday Concert Dec. 13

Portland Symphonic Choir: Wintersong — Dec. 13

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: Music and Inspiration of Christmas — Dec. 13

St. John's Episcopal (CT): A Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols — Dec. 13

Kona & Windward Choral Societies: "Nā Puʻukani Zoom MESSIAH Sing-Along" — Dec. 13

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell — Dec. 13

Symphonic Chorale of SW FL: Celebration of Song Benefit Concert — Dec. 13 (in-person)

San Francisco Bach Choir: Comfort and Joy (A Home-Made Holiday) — Dec. 13–31

Events: December 14-31

Metropolitan Chorale: Virtual Egg Nog Sing — Dec. 15

Chanticleer: “A Chanticleer Christmas: From Darkness to Light” — Dec. 15–Jan. 1

GALA Choruses: "Winter Harmonies" — Dec. 17 & 20

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Christmas From Home — Dec. 17–Jan. 3

Young People’s Chorus of New York City: Once Upon the Holidays — Dec. 18 & 20

Chor Leoni: Christmas with Chor Leoni — Dec. 18–Jan. 1

Seattle Girls Choir: A Gift of Song — Dec. 19

Thomas Circle Singers: Carols, Cookies, and Cocktails — Dec. 19

Handel's Messiah — a Virtual Event — Dec. 19

Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas — Dec. 19

Willamette Master Chorus: Holiday Concert with the Trail Band Sextet — Dec. 19–20

Seraphic Fire: Home for the Holidays — Dec. 20

Monmouth Civic Chorus: "Joy to the World: From Our Homes to Yours" — Dec. 20

Young Women's Choral Projects: “Ring in the New” Annual Winter Showcase — Dec. 20

Fairfield County Chorale: Gifts (A Musical Celebration) — Dec. 20

The Thirteen: An Evening of Readings and Carols — Dec. 20

Houston Chamber Choir: A Time to Bring Hope — Dec. 20

The King's Singers: Christmas with The King's Singers — Dec. 22

Bach Society of St. Louis: Christmas Candlelight Concert — Dec. 23

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: (At) Home for the Holidays — Dec. 24

Baltimore Choral Arts: "Christmas with Choral Arts: Greatest Hits" — Dec. 24–25

Singing as a Community for the Community!

Midcoast Community Chorus (MCC) is a vibrant and dynamic 501c3 non-profit organization providing choral programs for all ages and all voices.

We believe that:

  • the voice is the sound of the soul
  • all voices deserve to be heard
  • singing together builds community

We welcome everyone ages 13 and up to sing with us or become a member. Children age 15 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian or designated mentor at all times during rehearsals, sectionals and performances. We perform at least two concerts a year in June and January. Our concerts typically sell out and a portion of the proceeds from our June concert are donated to a selected local non-profit organization performing important work in our community.

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